Friday, 2 October 2015

You know you're a Mum when...

Internet memes tend to make me laugh every now and again, but it's the parenting one's that are, for me, the one's that really give me a good welcome sense of relief as I sit there nodding and thanking the stars above that in this game of motherhood - it is not just me - I am not alone! And so I've decided to share some of my very own favourite 'You know you're a Mum when's..' with you all, because us Mama's, we're all going through the same thing!


Making your Home Child-Friendly

*Guest post written by Lucy Allen. 

Bringing a baby into your home is undoubtedly one of the greatest things that you can do in your life. The arrival of a little one can suddenly transform your home into a wonderful place filled with hope, fun and laughter.

However, I found that the introduction of a new life did come with a few areas of consternation. Whilst I was aware of the possibility of getting hardly any sleep over the ensuing months, I didn't realise how terrified I'd be about my baby accidentally injuring themselves.Thankfully, a little bit of Internet research has revealed a whole host of ways in which you can make your home not only safe, but comfortable for your little one too.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

NEW Monthly Family Video Montages

If you're kind enough to read my blog regularly (thank you) then you may well be aware that this year I've been trying my hand at making videos of our family life, our adventures and my take on Motherhood generally. I now have my own playlist over on the Channel Mum YouTube channel and I have been continuing to post our montages from days away and holidays on my own channel. I, however, really would like to have everything in one place and so I am hoping to be able to publish any future montage style videos over on my Channel Mum playlist, it just makes everything a little easier to find that way I think.

Introducing the Concept of Money Early


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Me and Mine: September 2015

After yesterdays post, I'm relieved to sit and write a much more upbeat happier sort of post. It's one of my favourite posts to write actually - Me and Mine, a blog link-up that I co-host with a bunch of particularly lovely fellow blogging friends of mine. I love that so many people join in, non-bloggers included via platforms such as instagram and facebook, it's just so lovely to see happy smiley photographs of people with their families and I'm particularly fond of the ones that are of families standing or sitting somewhere that they've been that month or some place that is special to them. I love photographs that sort of tell a story even before you've gotten to read any text.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015


When it comes to writing personal posts here on my blog I really do like to try and capture the ordinary moments, I tend to think that it's the ordinary moments in life that are sometimes the very best, even if we don't realise it until afterwards when we reflect back on what are our good memories. 

But for my family, last night wasn't very ordinary. My Husband Adam collapsed in our bathroom whilst I laid in bed asleep. He'd been experiencing pains in his chest since Sunday afternoon. I don't know what woke me up, I don't remember if he shouted for me, or if I heard the bang or if it was instinct, but finding the person I love lying on the floor going in and out of consciousness was probably the worst moment of my life. In the few seconds and his moments of consciousness, he was laying on the floor with his arms to his chest near to his heart telling me that couldn't breathe. I'd never been so scared in my entire life as I was then and in the minutes after, even phoning for the ambulance is now just a blur. Thankfully further tests at the hospital indicated that we had nothing more serious to worry about than what is most likely a torn chest muscle and some swelling around his lung. His Mum, Dad and I bought Adam home from the hospital in the early hours of the morning and I am now making sure that he is taking it easy whilst his chest hopefully begins to heal.


Monday, 28 September 2015

Calling all Scooby Doo/LEGO fans! Plus win a £150 Smyths Toys Gift Card

It's no secret that we're big LEGO fans in our house, we have to be being that my Husband runs his own custom LEGO business - Demonhunter Bricks. We get to see all of the old valuable sets as well as the brand new modern sets like the Scooby Doo LEGO sets pass through our doors. There's a LOT of bricks, a ton of cardboard and it can be a lot of work but it's exciting and I know my Husband loves it so much and I suspect Ethan and Logan may well do too as they get older!

Last week Adam and Ethan were sat watching LEGO stop motion videos on YouTube together (I'm pretty obsessed with stop motion myself - I think it's awesome and loved the stop motion videos that Jonathan Joly of the Saccone Jolys did years ago with his wife on his YouTube channel, did anyone else see them?). If you've never watched LEGO stop motion and you/your kids are in to LEGO, it's well worth looking up, as there's some awesome little videos out there like these short LEGO Scooby Doo clips (below) which is hosted over on the WK Kids YouTube channel. They upload new videos weekly so it's worth subscribing and if your little one's a fan of Scooby Doo then they might enjoy a visit to too.
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